BC’s Core Review leads to PSE changes

April 22, 2014

The British Columbia government has announced it will dissolve the Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA), the organization previously responsible for the oversight and management of private career training institutions. The Ministry of Advanced Education will absorb the functions of the PCTIA, allowing for more government support and regulation. Savings of $1.5 million over the first 3 years are expected through efficiencies and administrative savings. The move is a result of BC’s ongoing Core Review, an internal evaluation of the government’s programs and services. Also resulting from the Core Review is a new Provincial Digital Library initiative that will “expand access to academic research and openly licensed library resources.” Lastly, the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) will establish an inventory of “all partnerships between BC and international institutions and will track the number of BC students and faculty working and studying abroad,” to support greater coordination of international education initiatives. BC News Release